29 July 2016

Bee Progress

Twelve days ago the swarm seen below was captured and deposited into a bare top bar hive, encouraged with a few jars of sugar water feed and closely watched.  All is well it seems 

The largest load of pollen yet seen

My hive follows the innovative shape found here. Five combs snugly shaped to conserve warmth: Cathedral Hive.. Since this observation and now at the 15th August I see two further combs started and the first five expanding outward to the opposite side bar (the east side)..

Pollen and nectar being laid down for the winter

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